FIRST ON CNN: Two-month extension of payroll tax cut proposed
December 16th, 2011
06:57 PM ET
11 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Two-month extension of payroll tax cut proposed

(CNN) - Senate negotiators were unable to work out a comprehensive deal on extending the payroll tax cut and instead are proposing a two-month extension, two sources said Friday.

The possible deal still needs approval from the full caucuses of both parties, which are meeting Friday evening.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Well, it does not matter that we have a "short-term" Congress – Americans also suffers from "Short-Term-Memory" and keep electing the same old fools!!! Except Obama!!

    Obama 2012

    December 16, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday that any attempt for a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits would get altered in the House, in particular by adding the Keystone pipeline provision.
    I do enjoy the approach John Boehner brings to the House and to congress as a whole; Do your job. Make a decision. Stop playing games and act like adults. He is a Speaker of The House making the peple who sent him there proud.

    December 16, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    More stupidity from Reid to avoid the real issue.........the millionaire's tax, vs. the pipeline.

    The tax makes no sense given the amount of taxes the top 1% already pay, and the Democrats are opposing job creation, by opposing the pipeline, so Reid is simply standing in the way of creating real jobs, for real people.

    Reid is Obama's puppet, who does Obama's bidding, so this is nothing but Obama personally standing in the way, with Reid as his "stand in."

    December 16, 2011 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  4. J.V.Hodgson

    Is it not clear by now to nyone including republicans themselves that the Republicans are not interested in letting anything pass that is evaluated as creating jobs, helping the economy and each and every time find some item of blackmail or extortion to add to bills that have nothing to do with the fundamental bill being negotiated.
    Reason to keep unemployment high, the economic recovery slower than needed and get Obama voted out.
    Question tell me one good idea they have to create jobs and turn around the economy apart from lower taxes for " job creators, they have been lower for 10 years irrespective of who controlled congress and we had the lowest job creation in that period than ever before for 50 years!!

    December 16, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  5. Name local247

    Boy they really care abt working people

    December 16, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  6. normajean @ verizon ,com

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. They say "money isn't everything" but it seems to be to the wealthy. CHaracter,integrity,honesty and fairness mean nothing to these people. Interesting past years, some of the wealthiest people have commited suicide.....I guess maybe to them money really wasn't everytthing. Hope some of these Repubs find that out before it's too late!!!!

    December 17, 2011 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  7. DixonIV

    The only time Republicans need a bill to be paid for is when it is for the middle class. To bad they didn't demand that during the tax cuts for their wealthy benifactors. They complain about attaching items that have nothing to do with the bill, then turn around and demand it for the pipe line. More friends I am guessing. The Republican war on the middle class needs to stop. Their wealthy friends are doing wonderful in this recession. Those of us at the working end of the economy are hurting. You want this economy to grow we need more people buying things. You can cut taxes to zero and it won't fix the problem. Small business needs customers!

    December 17, 2011 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  8. Namejkane

    Teapublican are just attaching poison pill riders like the pipe line , that's why
    we call the teapublicans obstructionest, if you didn't know . The pipline has nothing to do with the tax bill and that's why you can totally blame the republican obstructionest for congresses failings. If it was a tax break for the oil companies, it would have sailed through!!!!

    December 17, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |